Ukraine braces for Russian storm in east ahead of EU meeting

Luhansk governor says the situation is ‘extremely difficult’ The Kremlin says the captured Americans are mercenaries EU to decide on Ukraine’s membership bid this week Russia threatens to retaliate against Lithuania Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine on Tuesday acknowledged the difficulties of fighting in its east as Russian forces regrouped after mounting pressure and making progress … Read more

China’s oil imports from Russia may rise to a record high, overtaking Saudi Arabia’s largest oil supplier

Oil and gas tanks at an oil depot in the port of Zhuhai, China, October 22, 2018. (Reuters) / Ali Song Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia overtakes Saudi Arabia as the largest supplier after a gap of 19 months Russia imports nearly two million barrels per day in May … Read more

After EU nods, Ukraine vows victory while battling Russian attacks

Johnson pledges support, warns Ukraine will be overburdened The EU summit is expected to support the status of Ukraine’s candidate The battle continues for Sievierodonetsk Zelensky visits troops in the south More missile strikes and shelling across eastern and central Ukraine Kyiv (June 18) (Reuters) – With a blessing for its European Union ambitions and … Read more

Stocks in biggest weekly loss since 2020 on interest rate concerns

The Bank of Japan was isolated as central banks raised interest rates Investors fear a recession growing Lagarde comments calm eurozone debt markets NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global stocks closed on Friday their biggest weekly decline since the March 2020 pandemic crash, as investors worried that monetary tightening by central banks fighting inflation could hurt … Read more

European leaders visit Ukraine, pin their hopes on EU membership

Zelensky thanks EU leaders for solidarity visit Commanders roam the devastated city of Irbin Fighting rages in Severodonetsk and southern Ukraine Kyiv/IRBIN, Ukraine (Reuters) – The leaders of Germany, France and Italy, all of whom Kyiv has criticized in the past for their support they view as too cautious, visited Ukraine on Thursday and hoped … Read more

Russian gas flows to Europe plummet, hampering attempt to refill stores

Nord Stream 1 pipeline capacity reduced to 40% Gas price in Europe jumped by as much as 30% after news of unrest Gazprom blames equipment cuts for equipment delays from Canada Freeport LNG terminal in the US is offline until September LONDON (Reuters) – Russian gas supplies to Europe through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline … Read more

Putin said on Friday that the sanctioned Kremlin is depriving Russia’s Davos of its elite

International Economic Forum June 15-18 in St. Petersburg There are no prominent Western figures in the “Russian Davos” because of the sanctions Putin delivers a grand speech June 17, talk to the media – assistant June 14 (Reuters) – Russia has for years hosted world leaders and business giants at its annual economic forum in … Read more

Ukraine defies Russian ultimatum Sievierodonetsk

Severodonetsk city center to fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds are trapped at the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk NATO defense ministers are scheduled to discuss military aid to Ukraine Kyiv/NEW YORK, Ukraine, June 15 (Reuters) – Ukraine ignored a Russian ultimatum to hand over the eastern Russian city of Severodonetsk on Wednesday as NATO defense … Read more

In the hottest cities on Earth, mothers bear the brunt of climate change

Jacobabad in Pakistan reaches 51 °C (124 °F) Women are especially vulnerable to extreme heat – studies Scientists warn that pregnant women are at greater risk More photo essay: JAKOBABAD, Pakistan (Pakistan) (Reuters) – A pregnant Sunari weighs in under the blazing sun in fields filled with bright yellow watermelons in Jacobabad, which last month … Read more

Russian forces cut off the last exit from Severodonetsk

Destroyed the last bridge to Sievierodonetsk-governor Ukraine seeks to acquire howitzers, tanks and drones from the West Russia stated that it destroyed some American and European weapons Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian forces have cut off the last routes to evacuate citizens from the eastern city of Severodonetsk, a Ukrainian official said, as the Kremlin sought … Read more